Rigid Files Petition Against Philips on Patent Claims
EdisonReport can confirm that Rigid Industries has filed a petition against Philips for its “774” patents. The Philips patent was issued on 26 JUN 2001.
Our US Editor spoke to Mike Wallace, General Counsel, at Rigid Industries. Mike explained that Rigid believes the “774” patent is too broad and too encompassing, “Based on this patent, Philips could claim a violation by almost any LED-based luminaire.“ He went on to say that Rigid has uncovered their own prior art which will have a material affect on the Philips patent.